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Soraya Darabi

General Partner and Founder TMV

Soraya is a General Partner and founder of TMV, an early-stage venture firm investing in startups reimagining the future.

Soraya is also the host of "Business Schooled - a Podcast by Synchrony," – a "Top 20 Business Podcast" on Apple.

Soraya began her career as Manager of Digital Partnerships & Social Media at The New York Times. She went on to co-found the application Foodspotting, named by Apple and Wired Magazine as an “App of the Year.”

Soraya has been featured on the covers of Fast Company Magazine's “100 Most Creative People in Business” and Brand Week’s "Digital Best.” She was named an Inc. Magazine "30 Under 30" (2012) and Fortune Magazine "40 Under 40: Women to Watch" (2015). Soraya sat on the first digital advisory board of General Electric. She is a World Economic Forum "Young Global Leader." She’s also a six-time mentor to TechStars New York, three-times named "Mentor of the Year."

She’s also been advising on the board of directors for the non-profit Yamba Malawi for 12 years.

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Reskilling the future: a new age of digital literacy

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Remote work is here to stay. By now, we know this. As businesses continue to react to the effects of the pandemic, offering digital solutions for team collaboration, face-to-face meetings,...

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New tech, new communities

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The emerging new tech is designed to bring us closer together and what that means to an industry that’s just starting to get social. Community-enabled technology: in short, it’s tech...

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Employee or customer? A new world of employee retention.

Soraya Darabi

The late, great Tony Hsieh, former CEO of Zappos, once said of his business: “Our number one priority is company culture. Our whole belief is that if you get the...

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